NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL Pro Bowl rosters for next year will be selected in a draft by team captains, with Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice assisting as alumni captains.
The NFL will abandon the AFC vs. NFC format that has been in place
The league says Wednesday that fan voting will determine the players in
the draft pool. The draft will be televised by the NFL Network on Jan.
22. The game will be played Jan. 26 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu,
Other changes are coming to the game, too.
The ball will change hands at the end of each quarter, which could
double the opportunities for two-minute drills. Kickoffs (and return
specialists) will be eliminated — teams will start on their own 25-yard
line. Defenses will be allowed to play cover-2 and press coverage in
addition to man, and several clock tweaks have been instituted to speed
up the game and prompt offensive play.
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